Tai Chi / Qi Gong
Tai Chi / Qi gong
As a preventive part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Tai Chi and Qi Gong play a major role. Tai Chi is a way of moving which has been developed from martial arts, but is in present time also practiced to achieve deep peace and relaxation. Tai Chi consists of a succession of certain movements: the form.
Qigong is a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, focusing on controlling the "life energy" (Qi). The exercises are shorter and easier than Tai Chi. The goal of both Tai Chi and Qi Gong is to promote health and personal growth.
There are various forms of Tai Chi and Qi Gong. We teach according to the "Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall prevention" method. This is a form developed by doctor Paul Lam and the Australian arthritis association. This style, based on the Sun method combined with Qi Gong exercises, is practiced by millions of people worldwide.
We have more than 15 years of experience in training the Tai Chi Chuan (Yang) style. Our teachers were Benjamin Pang Jeng Lo, Nellie Klabbers and Iona Zwennis. And the medical Qi Gong in the style of Master Lam Kam Chuen. In addition, we are competent in teaching the "Arthritis" style of doctor Paul Lam. Every two years, we take part in supervision by doctor Paul Lam or his master trainers.
Who is our workshop for?
Our workshop is especially aimed at people who have joint problems: arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, but of course also for people who suffer from tension/stress and fatigue syndromes (burn out).
This form of Tai Chi can be practiced into old age.
Pain, stiffness and the fear of more joint damage can prevent people from moving. But if you do not exercise regularly, joints become stiffer and more painful, muscles lose strength, bones weaken, the immune system declines, blood circulation slows down and the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes increases.
Effects of Tai Chi
Tai Chi helps to reduce physical complaints such as pain and stiffness in the joints and muscles, improves muscle strength and increases joint flexibility. The balance also improves. Tai Chi for Arthritis also gives a feeling of peace and relaxation, improves sleep and reduces fatigue, because Tai Chi gives you energy and makes you more fit. Tai Chi also slows down the aging process.
Everyone can learn Tai Chi for Arthritis. The movements are slow and calm and the level of physical effort can be easily adjusted, making them safe and effective for every target group.
Content of the lessons
Our lessons consist of various parts. We start with a warming up and Qi Gong exercises, interspersed with balance and fall training, or foot massages and foot exercises. After that, during each lesson a part of the Tai Chi form is explained to you and we will practice this with you in groups. This way, you can independently execute the form at the end of the course.
Our videos, which you can see above, will also be helpful in continuing to practice the Tai Chi form at home. During the lessons we will always explain how Tai Chi / Qi Gong works and how you can apply the deeper effects in your daily life.